Virginia State Tax Return

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Virginia Individual Income Tax Provisions

Like many of the other states that tax residents, Virginia uses a joint filing system to assess taxes to married couples. In a joint system, both spouses combine their income into a single amount, which the state then uses to tax. This method plays into the concept of the family as one single economic entity, and therefore should be taxed as a single unit.

Also in conjunction with many other states that assess income tax, Virginia uses the federal adjusted gross income as its tax base. However, there are a few differences which should be noted, as some sources of income aren't taxed.

Exemptions

The following sources of income are not included in the tax base for state residents:

  • Interest from U.S. Government bonds
  • Lottery winnings less than $600
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Social Security benefits
  • Active Duty Military CZE and up to $15,000 of basic military pay if on extended active duty
  • Up to $3,000 of state National Guard pay
  • Capital gains from land sales for open space use
  • Long-term capital gains from investments in state-certified technology businesses
  • Capital gains relating to historic rehabilitation tax credit

Deductions

Virginia uses a standard deduction of $3,000 for those who file single, head of household, or married, filing single. For joint filers, the state standard deduction is increased to $6,000. Other deductions include:

  • Deductions based on age and income for residents aged 65 and older
  • Child and dependent care expenses
  • $1,000 per child for foster parents
  • Bone marrow donor screening fees
  • State college savings plans distributions and refunds
  • Continuing teacher education expenses
  • Prepaid funeral, medical, and dental premiums
  • Long-term health care insurance premiums
  • Contributions to Virginia public school construction grants
  • Income from tobacco quota buyouts
  • Sales tax paid on energy efficient appliances
  • Organ and tissue donation expenses
  • Mileage for charitable organizations
  • Dealer disposition property income
  • Up to $20,000 in disability income

State and local income taxes, as well as federal income taxes are not deductible.

2017 Virginia Tax Rates

If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $3,000 2% of the amount over $0
$3,000 $5,000 $60 plus 3% of the amount over $3,000
$5,000 $17,000 $120 plus 5% of the amount over $5,000
$17,000 - $720 plus 5.75% of the amount over $17,000

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